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1. Car year, make and model: 2001 BMW 330ci
2. Full vin number: WBABN53481JU24072
3. Mileage: 146,957 miles
4. List of options/packages: Sport package as noted by the 3 spoke M steering wheel.
5. Length of ownership: ~6 months
6. Any maintenance records: Yes, I have a folder with detailed service records from 94,000 miles and onward.
7. Car location: New Berlin, WI; Southeast WI
8. Willing to ship?: No, but some travel between New Berlin, Madison, and La Crosse for serious buyers is possible.
9. Asking price: $9,500

ESS Tuning M54B30 TS1 Screw Style Supercharger ($5,350 kit)
This is the exact model for specs, and I can include the ESS Tuning Installation Documentation:
Koni Adjustable High Performance Shocks
Lowering springs included, Koni Shocks are ready for it, though it is currently on stock ride height springs, so the choice is yours.
Stainless steel exhaust headers
Lightweight flywheel
Front Strut Brace
Xenon Headlights
LED Tail Lights
K&N High Performance Air Filter
Headliner in great condition
MSW Dark Grey Rims
Brand new tires < 6,000 miles on them
No oil leaks
No coolant leaks
Trans fluid just changed
AC works
Heat works
Everything works

This car is in excellent shape. It has recently been detailed, so if you come see it the paint will be in fantastic shape to inspect closely. No rust, car is from Georgia and hasn't seen snow or salt.

There are 2 known shortcomings and those are a poor cold start performance which is not present when the environmental temperature is above 65 F. After 5 seconds of running the car it is perfect and provides smooth power delivery across the rpm's. I emailed ESS Tuning (supercharger manufacturer) on this and they state:

"They do start a little more rough with the kit installed.
Fresh spark plugs (already done) and coil packs are the first things to change.
I would also change the fuel pump and fuel filter (included) at this millage.
Use oem parts only.
Also if fuel pressure drops a little overnight due to the one way valve
inside the pump it might help changing the pump."

The other issue is a "sandblasted" windshield. The glass shows the effects of highway use and detracts from the driving experience when the sun hits at certain angles. This is an approximate $300 repair.

Feel free to compare this car to those of lower miles and newer years. The lack of corrosion in engine bay and on aluminum speaks volumes.

If you have any other questions please let me know!_a_


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